Northern Sprites: How Twitter has changed natural disasters

For me, the morning of June 20 seemed like any other. My house was as dry as it usually is, I was able to travel downtown without much trouble and I had managed to stay far enough away from the river that I remained oblivious to the impending disaster. I only realized something was wrong… Continue reading Northern Sprites: How Twitter has changed natural disasters

Putting scars on display

Recent Alberta College of Art and Design graduate Megan Slater’s Stretch is showcased in Stride Gallery’s +15 Window space in the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts until July 18.
 At a glance, Stretch is an intricate and interconnected web of nylon fragments, but the exhibit hints at the contrast between flexibility and delicacy, a… Continue reading Putting scars on display

News round up: June 20, 2013

Hayley Wickenheiser graduates after 16 years After 16 years at the University of Calgary, team Canada women’s hockey captain Hayley Wickenheiser recently walked the stage for her convocation, receiving a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. During her 16 years at the university, Wickenheiser built a distinguished hockey career that included four Olympic gold medals and seven… Continue reading News round up: June 20, 2013

Faculty of medicine dean speaks out about budget cuts

The recent 7.3 per cent provincial budget cuts for Albertan post secondary-education have received a lot of media attention. However, cuts in the University of Calgary’s faculty of medicine have drawn comparatively few comments. The U of C faculty of medicine dean Jon Meddings recently spoke out about the cuts to his faculty, explaining his… Continue reading Faculty of medicine dean speaks out about budget cuts

Schulich Engineering building to expand

University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering is hoping to open the doors on a $158-million renewal and expansion of their nearly 50-year-old building during the 50th anniversary of the university in 2016.
 The four-floor expansion will provide two new floors of research facilities as well as two floors of new classrooms and teaching space… Continue reading Schulich Engineering building to expand

Regulation needs a renovation

For some, talking about secondary suites feels like beating a dead horse. However, the topic is still relevant because the system is still broken. Students and other residents of secondary suites are still living in unsafe conditions across Calgary.
 Secondary suites refers to an additional living area separated from the main dwelling within a residential… Continue reading Regulation needs a renovation